donderdag 20 maart 2014

Day of Happiness

Hello

What a beautiful day to be named 'International Day of Happiness'

I've heard Pharell a thousand times today, but I don't care. I'm in such a good mood. The weather is nice, spring is in the air, I'm feeling healthy and I lost some inches :-)

I'm so proud of myself. I started running again after I had surgery for my umbilical hernia. It's week 4 and I haven't missed any run. I'm so happy I started with some of my colleagues. We go every monday before work and every thursday straight after work. On Saturday I go on my own. It's such a motivation when you run with other people. I wouldn't be able to push myself to run in the evening after the household jobs and putting the children to bed. So thank you my dearest colleagues!

I haven't lost any weight, but my jeans are fitting me so much better than before! I feel healthier, in a better mood, less grumpy and full of energy. I recommend some other people should also start running :-)

My husband had the idea of buying a whole new outfit for running. Thank You Pieter! It motivates you so much more!

What do you think of my running shoes? Cool, right?!


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maandag 3 maart 2014

And the Oscar goes to... Red Juliet

As small as Belgium is, the bigger are our talents! I think everyone in Belgium was hoping for an Oscar for 'The Broken Circle Breakdown' yesterday, but unfortunately we didn't win it. But I do think we deserve an Oscar for the dress Charlotte Vandermeersch was wearing! Through all the glits and glamour of the big gowns, there was this beautiful dress standing out from the crowd, thanks to the simplicity of the cut, the beautiful silk fabric and the magnificent burgundy colour. Wauw Red Juliet, I really loved the dress! 



She makes the most beautiful 'new, vintage' dresses. If you are tying the knot soon, then you really need to check out her Wedding gowns!

So yes we did not win an Oscar, but a Belgian lady produced one of the most beautiful gowns of the evening and that makes me one proud Belgian!

So please tell me what do you think of this dress?

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Photos: copyright elle.be

maandag 17 februari 2014

Green with envy

Oh my god! Have you seen THAT dress! I want to dedicate a whole post Lupita Nyong'o's emerald green dress. I'm so jealous...

Her skintone matches this beautiful Christian Dior Couture dress. I love it!







I can't wait for the Oscars and the beautiful gowns!


What do you think? Which one was your favourie outfit from the BAFTA's?

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© Pictures from Mailonline.co.uk

dinsdag 11 februari 2014

Liebster Award

Hello there,

It has been a while... 2014 did not start well for me: I had to have some surgery for an umbilical hernia. Painful! And last week I passed out at work and had to spend the whole day at the E.R., not so pleasant :-( and to top it all, my iPhone broke...

But yesterday I got some really good news, it really made my day: I got selected for a Liebster Award!!!!
It is an award for up and coming blogs with no more than 200 followers. It is such a nice idea to put us on the map in that way... So thank you very much Kelly from BeautyHuddle!






The Rules:

  1. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you
  2. Create 11 questions for people you've nominated
  3. Choose eleven people (with fewer than 200 followers) to give this award to and link them in your post
  4. Go to their page and tell them or email them
  5. Remember, no tags back.


My Nominees:

youwishyou.blogspot.com
beingamummy.co.uk
Blushedonabudget.blogspot.com
dolcepetite.blogspot.com
pamslife26.blogspot.com
charlottehavs.blogspot.com
simplecharmbeauty.blogspot.com
stylecastle.blogspot.com
thebeautybugx0.blogspot.com
thedressbakery.blogspot.com
momentsofbeautywars.blogspot.co.uk



Kelly's Questions:

  1. Would you rather travel to Europe or the Caribbean? Caribbean, I am from Europe.
  2. What made you decide to start blogging? To interact with other bloggers and share ideas.
  3. Dogs or cats? Dogs
  4. What is the one beauty product you can't live without? Garnier Anti Dark Circles Tinted Eye Roll-on
  5. What 3 items would you want on a deserted island with you? A Family Photo-album, A bottle of water and my iPhone.
  6. What's your favourite TV show? Project Runway
  7. What's your biggest vice? Chocolate
  8. Skiing or beach? Beach
  9. What would you eat as your last meal? Mussels with fries (It's a Belgian thing :-)
  10. What's the one thing you'll only do when you're alone? Do my nails.
  11. What would your dream life be like in 5 years? A finished house and a happy and healthy life with my husband and two boys.


My Questions:

  1. A dress or jeans?
  2. What are your 5 must-have items in your wardrobe?
  3. Winter or summer?
  4. London or New York?
  5. What's the perfect gift for your next birthday?
  6. What's the first thing you would do if you were a man?
  7. Blond or brunette?
  8. What's your favourite foreign food?
  9. Which country would you want to visit, that you haven't visited before?
  10. What's your favourite song of the moment?
  11. Fashion or food?


I really would like to thank Kelly for my nomination! I really hope my nominees have as much fun with this award as I had.

Do you know new blogs to add? Let me know

x

Mieke


maandag 27 januari 2014

Lookbook Spring Summer 2014

Hello

This is one of the reasons why I love my job so much. I had the pleasure to work on this mini site, which featured the lookbook Spring Summer 2014 by ••jbc.

I am very pleased with the result. You can visit the site through this link:
http://www.jbc.be/nl/new/lookbook-ss2014.html

There are a lot of looks that I really like.

These are my favourite ones:

Lurex top + flower trousers

I love the lurex top in combination with the light fabric flower trousers. Let the sunshine in...

© ••jbc Blouse: €29,90 - Sarouel: €49,90



















Lurex top + flower skirt

Such a beautiful skirt, it can be worn in daytime or evening...

© ••jbc Top: €24,90 - Skirt: €44,90

Lipsy top + shorts

Perfect summer day outfit to go to the beach, the playground with the kids, a barbecue or a festival

© ••jbc Top €29,90 - Shorts: €27,50


Which ones do you like? Let me know...

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donderdag 23 januari 2014

J'aime les Belges @ Paris Fashion Week


Hi there,

it's over... the moment so many fashionista's have been waiting for, dreaming of, participating, writing about... Paris Fashion week has passed yet again...

Belgium is such a small country, but I think we offer so much: good food, good beer, good models and good designers. I'm so proud of the Belgian designers. Sometimes the Kanye Wests and Kim Kardashians of this world seem to steel the limelight for these incredible designers and their hard work.

Dries Van Noten


He always seems to be doing so well at combining basics with some extraordinary shapes and textiles. They look so clean cut but it's so sophisticated. I'm in love with the colour palette he chooses. Love the auburn colours mixed with the gold and the flower textiles. Very on-trend. Here you can see my favourite pieces.

© www.fashiongonerogue.com

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© www.fashiongonerogue.com

Dior - Raf Simons


Of course we cannot forget about Dior. I like the timeless elegance of Dior. I love how he uses these bubblegum colours. They look like they came straight from a 70's graduation ball. The dresses look very simple yet very elegant. I'm so in love with the collection. For the people who don't like these vibrant colours, there is also enough black to go with.

© IMAXtree

© IMAXtree

© IMAXtree

© IMAXtree

Anthony Vaccarello


If you like black, sophisticated with a hint of futurism... than you have found your match. The fabrics look very chique; the details are so well thought through. It's mainly a black and white affair with a hint of red leather.

© www.fashiongonerogue.com

© www.fashiongonerogue.com

© www.fashiongonerogue.com

© www.fashiongonerogue.com

Maison Martin Margiela

It's a very extraordinary, colourful collection. It reminds me of Carnivale meets haute couture with the striped trousers and tattoo-embellished tops. It looks a bit creepy but in a good way, just like carnivale did. Many rich, bold and eclectic fabrics are all combined together.

© Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

© Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

© Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

© Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com

© Yannis Vlamos / Indigitalimages.com



What do you think of the Belgians? Did they well?

x

zondag 19 januari 2014

What's in a name?


As you may have seen, is the title of my blog not my real name...

It's actually not really a name but more a place. Last year we went to Saint-Remy de Provence on a holiday. I was 5 months pregnant at the time and we went by car.

I was in such a good place driving on 'Autoroute du soleil'. My oldest son (nearly 2 years) in the back seat, my husband next to me and my little one safe in my belly.

When driving, I saw this traffic sign:











I thought it was such a cool name when you pronounce it in English, although these are 2 French cities. I was joking around with my husband saying that he should use it as a new band name for his music project. That didn't happen... So I thought it would be a waste for not using it.

When I decided to start this blog, I did not doubt for a second to use Nancy Mulhouse!

Here are some pics of that amazing holiday! Seeying this pictures makes me want to go back... Oh sunshine...



So what do you think? Is it a good name or not?

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